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The AUT University Public Lecture Series, includes professorial addresses and serves as a public platform for introducing new professors to university colleagues and to the wider community interested in their field. In the one-hour lecture, professors take their audience on a journey related to their research interests, their career to date, and the future as they see it. The AUT Public Lecture Series is accessible to a wide audience and well attended by AUT staff and visitors to the campus and we welcome you to attend.


Anita NolanTuesday 22 July 2014

Looking Beyond the Mouth

Professor Anita Nolan
Professor of Oral Medicine and the Head of Oral Health Department, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

In her inaugural professorial address, Professor Nolan will explore how clinical signs in the oral cavity can identify disease elsewhere in the body. She will discuss how these oral signs may even predict future diseases and give an indication of their likely pattern and severity.

She will consider saliva and how the lack of saliva can be detrimental to oral health and how the effects can be far-reaching and impact negatively on peoples’ lives. Finally, Professor Nolan will review the “lost opportunity” of successfully managing oral cancer due to late diagnosis.

Anita completed her specialist training in Oral Medicine at the Eastman Dental Institute, London, having previously qualified in medicine and dentistry in Ireland and as a Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry, RCSI. She obtained a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) by research and a Masters degree in Medical Law. Anita undertook national (UK) roles in curriculum development on behalf of the General Dental Council (GDC) and in quality assurance of clinical education and assessment of postgraduate specialist training in Dental Specialties. She was appointed to the Fitness to Practice Panel of the GDC (UK) in 2007 and was appointed as the Dental Advisor to the Home Office, UK Government, in 2009, as a member of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Her current research projects are an investigation of Crohn’s susceptibility genes in Orofacial Granulomatosis and the oral implications of connective tissue diseases and vitamin D.

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RSVP and Venue Details

4.30pm - 5.30pm
WA Building Conference Centre
City Campus
Level 2, WA Building
55 Wellesley Street East

Refreshments will be served after the address

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Professor Jane Gilbert
Professor of Education, Faculty of Culture and Society

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Professor of Diversity, Faculty of Business and Law




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